Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31: Herman's Hermits at the fair today

Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits
Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits perform today at 2 p.m. at Chevy Court at the New York State Fair. The event is free with paid fair admission. The Tribute, a Beatles tribute band, will be at Chevy Court at 8 p.m.

More music at the fair

  • 11 a.m. – Fritz’s Polka Band (Colonnade Stage), The Nottingales (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. – Lake Effect Bluegrass (Grange Building)
  • 1 p.m. - Fritz’s Polka Band (Colonnade Stage), The Rhythm-Airs (New Times Theatre), PPD Dance Concert (Pan-African Village)
  • 2 p.m. – Steve Lippia and the CNY Jazz Orchestra, a Sinatra Tribute (Chevy Court), Lake Effect Bluegrass (Grange Building), The Rhythm-Airs (New Times Theatre)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Emergent bands (Pan-African Village)
  • 3 p.m. – Organist Wendell Rotter (New Times Theatre)
  • 4 p.m. – Lake Effect bluegrass (Grange Building)
  • 5 p.m. – Kim and Reggie Harris (Pan-African Village)
  • 5:30 pm.. – Harmony Cats (Colonnade Stage); Mike Sims, Stan Lee, and Tony Evans at Anthony's 19th Hole
  • 6 pm. – Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 6:30 p.m. - El Kabong (West End Bar and Grille)
  • 7 p.m. – Harmony Cats (Grange Building), Poetry Slams (Pan-African Village), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 8 p.m. – 30 Seconds to Mars (Chevy Court), DJ (Pan African Village), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building)
Also today
  • Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon (Sherrill Park, Sherrill) - 7 p.m. 
  • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub & Grill (Walton Street) at 8 p.m.
  • Gary Dunes Band at J.P.’s Tavern (103 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) at 6 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Hotch’s (8081 Brewerton Road, Cicero) at 6 p.m.
  • Pat Hodson at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) at 6 p.m.
  • Mark Macri at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
  • Magical Mystery Tour at Hoopes Park (Walnut Street and Herman Avenue, Auburn) at 6:30 p.m.
  • Micaroni and Vulcano at Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) at 6:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Joe Henson at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Open Mike with Sweet Lou at Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville) at 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 30: Lots of live music at the fair today

Steve Lippia’s Sinatra Tribute with CNY Jazz Orchestra is today's best bet for live music at the New York State Fair. The concert starts at 2 p.m. at Chevy Court and is free with fair admission.

More Music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Fritz’s Polka Band (Colonnade Stage), The Nottingales (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. – Lake Effect Bluegrass (Grange Building)
  • 1 p.m. - Fritz’s Polka Band (Colonnade Stage), The Rhythm-Airs (New Times Theatre), PPD Dance Concert (Pan-African Village)
  • 2 p.m. – Steve Lippia and the CNY Jazz Orchestra, a Sinatra Tribute (Chevy Court), Lake Effect Bluegrass (Grange Building), The Rhythm-Airs (New Times Theatre)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Emergent bands (Pan-African Village)
  • 3 p.m. – Organist Wendell Rotter (New Times Theatre)
  • 4 p.m. – Lake Effect bluegrass (Grange Building)
  • 5 p.m. – Kim and Reggie Harris (Pan-African Village)
  • 5:30 pm.. – Harmony Cats (Colonnade Stage)
  • 6 pm. – Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 7 p.m. – Harmony Cats (Grange Building), Poetry Slams (Pan-African Village), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 8 p.m. – 30 Seconds to Mars (Chevy Court), DJ (Pan African Village), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building)

Also today
  • Ryan Burdick at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse) at 6 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
  • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at the American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) at 6 p.m.
  • Hendry at Henley Park (State and Lock streets, Phoenix)at 6 p.m.
  • Kevin Barrugar and Rick Jewitt at Breeders Tavern @ Iona Corners, Memphis at 7 p.m.
  • Sean Patrick Taylor at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fritz's Polka Band returns to the New York State Fair

Fritz's Polka Band will perform again at the New York State Fair in on Monday, August 30, 2010. FPB will be doing two different shows, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the new Collonade Stage.

"We've been performing at the New York State Fair for over 10 years, and are really excited about being there again," band leader Fritz Scherz said in a recent press release. “However, 2010 will mark the first time we’ve performed there since my Dad (Fred Scherz, Sr.) passed away. We plan on paying tribute to him by performing some of the songs he wrote, as the Fair was always one of his favorite gigs each year. This is such a great family event, as we typically see people in the audience ranging from little infants to people well over 80 years old. We're proud to be bringing generations together!”

Fritz's Polka Band was recently nominated for Best New Recording by the Ceveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in Euclid, OH. They also advanced to the second round of voting for the Syracuse Area Music Awards fan favorite band. Click here to vote for FPB to advance to the next round.

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Sunday, August 29: Justin Bieber concert postponed until Wednesday

The  Justin Bieber sold-out concert scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Wednesday, Sept. 1. According to an announcement by the State Fair, Bieber is ill and cannot perform due to doctor's orders. Tickets sold for tonight's show will be honored Wednesday. Tickets can be also be returned for a refund prior to Wednesday's show, which goes on at 7 p.m.

You can still enjoy plenty of live music at the fair today, however. Chevy Court will feature performances by the Trailer Choir at 2 p.m. and  Blues Traveler at 8 p.m.

Here's a complete lineup of today's entertainment at the fair:
  • 11 a.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Syracuse School of Dance (Colonnade Stage), Larry Sings Amore (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. Syracuse’s Adirondack Mountain Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 1 p.m. - Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Syracuse School of Dance (Colonnade Stage)
  • 2 p.m. – Trailer Choir (Chevy Court), Syracuse’s Adirondack Mountain Cloggers (Grange Building), New York State Fair Youth Gospel Choir (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage)
  • 3 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Voices of Victory (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Markita Collins (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase stage)
  • 4 p.m. – Harrington School of Irish Step Dance (Colonnade Stage)
  • 5 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Johnson School of Irish Dance (New Times Theatre), Eternal Hope Worship Center Choir (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage)
  • 5:30 pm.. – The DixieKats (Colonnade Stage)
  • 6 pm. – Alan Sokoloski (Grange Building), New York State Fair Youth Gospel Choir (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage)
  • 6:30 p.m. – About Time Band (West End Bar and Grille), McCarthy Family Sing-a-Long (Agricultural Museum)
  • 7 p.m. – The DixieKats (Colonnade Stage), Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 8 p.m. – Blues Traveler (Chevy Court), Salsa-Son-Timba (Pan African Village), JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise Choir (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage), Al Sokoloski (Grange Building), Bobby Green and a Cut Above (Pan-African Village)
Also today
  • Fritz's Polka Band (Concert by the Lake, Old Forge) - 7 p.m.
  • Quigsy and the Bird at the Cortland Celtic Festival (30 Main St., Cortland) starting at noon
  • Taste Of Oswego with The Billionaires and Jimmy D & The Jury from noon to 6 p.m. at East Linear Park, Oswego
  • Old-Time Music Jam at 1 p.m. at Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Rd, Manlius). Potluck dinner and open music jam. Donations accepted.
  • Hope Grietzer at 2 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum (1121 Comins Road, Osceola). Admission is free.

At the clubs

  • Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge (321 S. Clinton St.) - Los Blancos, 10 p.m.
  • Anthony’s 19th Hole (NYS Fairground) – Dave Hawthorn, 5:30 p.m.
  • B&B Lounge (310 South Ave.) – Bobby Green and a Cut Above, 7 p.m.
  • Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Soul Traders, 5 p.m.
  • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero) – Jerry Cali, 4 p.m.
  • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - The Country Castaways with George Leija , 2 p.m.; Smoke and Mirrors, 3 p.m.
  • Cedar House Lanes (813 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Joey Belladonna’s Big Way, 5 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Colin Aberdeen, 3 p.m.
  • Elks Lodge (57 Pierce Dr., Fulton) – Rewired, 1 p.m.
  • Little Sodus Inn (14451 Bell Ave., Fair Haven) - Fabulous Locknutz, 4 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) - Jane Zell and Da Zelltones, 5 p.m.
  • O’Malley’s Cabin on the Lake (7938 Route 153, Interlaken) - Mark Macri, 2 p.m.
  • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) – Bill Oeinck, 4 p.m.
  • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) - Elephantshoes, 6 p.m.
  • Rooter’s Tavern (4141 S. Salina Street) – Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
  • The Sherwood Inn (26 Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Paul Taylor, 4 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Colin Aberdeen, 7 p.m.
  • Syracuse Suds Factory (320 S. Clinton St.) - Mark Zane and Friends, 7 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday, August 28: Rihanna headlines at State Fair tonight

Pop princess Rihanna is tonight's headliner at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand at the New York State Fair. Travis McCoy opens the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

More music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance (Colonnade Stage), Syracuse Dance Factory (New Times Theatre), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. Hamburg’s Downhome Country Cloggers (Grange Building), Syracuse Area Belly Dance Association (New Times Theatre), One Black Voice (Pan-African Village)
  • 1 p.m. - Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance (Colonnade Stage), Syracuse Area Belly Dance Association (New Times Theatre), Poetry Slams (Pan-African Village)
  • 2 p.m. – Hamburg’s Country Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 3 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Desert Rhythms Middle Eastern Dance Troupe (New Times Theatre), Alan Sokoloski (Grange Building)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Diversity (Pan-African Village)
  • 4 p.m. – Merry Mischief (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Alan Sokoloski (Grange Building)
  • 5:30 pm. – The Lake Effect (Colonnade Stage)
  • 6 pm. – Hamburg’s Downhome Country Cloggers (Grange Building), One Nation (Pan African Village)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Brass Inc. (West End Bar and Grille), McCarthy Family Sing-a-Long (Agricultural Museum)
  • 7 p.m. – The Lake Effect (Colonnade Stage), Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Rihanna with special guest Travis McCoy (Mohegan Sun Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m. – Styx (Chevy Court), J Project (Pan African Village), New York State Fair Youth Gospel Choir (Little Caesar’s Talent Showcase Stage), Hamburg’s Downhome Country Cloggers (Grange Building), Bobby Green and a Cut Above (Pan-African Village)

Also today
  • Skaneateles Festival: Borodin “Nocturne,” Stravinsky “L’Histoire du Soldat” (“A Soldier’s Tale”), Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 with Joshua Weilerstein, conductor, and the Festival Chamber Orchestra at Brook Farm, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fritz's Polka Band  at Adam Barthalt's Polka Weekend at Kutsher's Resor, Monticello (11 a.m.)
  • The Big Break Battle of the Bands with At Land’s End, City Takes Shape, 13 South, Born Again Rebels and Capricorn Black at The Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.) - 7 p.m.
  • The Bomb at Mohawk Valley Bike Fest (Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Route 5, Frankfort) at 7 p.m.
  • The Horn Dogs at Brennan’s Beach (80 Brennan Beach Road, Pulaski at 8 p.m.
  • Magical Mystery Tour at Rockin’ the Bay Concert (7 Market St., Alexandria Bay at 1 p.m.
  • Loretta Lynn at Turning Stone Casino Resort Showroom, Verona

At the Clubs
  • Anthony’s 19th Hole (NYS Fairgrounds) – Dave Hawthorn, 5:30 p.m.
  • Anyela’s Vineyards (2433 W. Lake Road, Skaneateles) - Dave Solazzo and Bill Horrace, 4 p.m.
  • Association Island RV Resort (15530 Horseshoe Rd., Henderson Harbor) - The Jam Bones, 8 p.m.
  • Badlands Saloon (Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Mark Macri, 9:30 p.m.
  • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Jane Zell and Da Zelltones, 9 p.m.
  • Caddyshack Tavern (402 Old Liverpool Rd.) - DJ Skeet, 10 p.m.
  • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – George Leija, 6 p.m.
  • Cato Hotel (2517 W. Main St., Cato) – Headin’ South, 9 p.m.
  • Cedar House Bowling Lanes (813 West Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Four On The Floor, 9 p.m.
  • College Street Café (34 College St., Clinton) - Mark Zane and Steve Pederson, 11 p.m.
  • Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar (6805 Main St., Redcreek) – Paul Taylor, 9 p.m.
  • Crazy Gator (W. First St., Fulton) - Smokin’ Worm, 9:30 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) - Quickchange, 9 p.m.
  • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Southern Comfort, 8 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 10 p.m.
  • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Emerald City, 10 p.m.
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  • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Woodfellas, Seth Marcel, 10 p.m.
  • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - Gary Johnson, 7 p.m.
  • Hotch’s Sports Bar ( 8081 Brewerton Rd., Cicero) - Just Joe, 9 p.m.
  • Ive’s Hill Country Club (435 Flower Ave. W., Watertown) – Nightshift, 6:30 p.m.
  • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Mike Estep Band, 6 p.m.
  • Lakeview Lanes (723 Route 3, Fulton) – Gary Dunes Band, 6 p.m.
  • Leopard Lounge, Turning Stone Resort and Casino (Thruway Exit 33, Verona) – Letizia, 9 p.m.
  • Lighthouse Lanes Lounge (295 E. Albany St., Oswego) – 10:2:Midnight, 2 p.m.
  • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Frank Malfa and Mike Burns, 9 p.m.
  • Little Sodus Inn (14451 Bell Ave., Fairhaven) - Damdog, 8 p.m.
  • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Morris and the Hepcats, 8 p.m.; Los Blancos, 9 p.m.
  • Panini’s in the Park (7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville) - Dennen, 5:30 p.m.
  • Papa Joe's (8506 Greig St., Sodus Point) – Smokin’, 9 p.m.
  • Performance Harley Davidson (807 N. Geddes St.) - Fully Loaded Band, noon
  • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Wannabees, 2 p.m.; The Beadle Brothers , 7 p.m.
  • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Hendry, 10 p.m.
  • Plate Bar @ 105 (105 First St., Liverpool) – Shaded, 9:30 p.m.
  • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Jam Factor, 7:30 p.m.
  • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) - F5, 6:30 p.m.
  • Riveredge Resort Hotel (17 Holland St., Alexandria Bay) - Raised On Radio, 9 p.m.
  • Sacketts Harbor Brewing Company (212 W. Main St., Sacketts Harbor) - Bill Oeinck, 9 p.m.
  • ShamROCKS! Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 East Taft Road, North Syracuse) – Shaded, 10 p.m.
  • Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill (318 E. Fayette St.) – Ate Eleven, 9:30 p.m.
  • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, 9 p.m.
  • Snubbing Post (Route 46 N., Rome) - Tom Townsley and the Backsliders, 9:30 p.m.
  • Suzy’s Tavern - 40 Rod Lightning, The DT’s and Brown Baggers
  • Tuscarora Restaurant (N. Lake Rd., Erieville) - Blueprints, 8 p.m.
  • Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon) – Dan Elliott and the Monterays, 9 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Entourage, 9:30 p.m.
  • Zems (Hickory and Main St., Canastota) – Brass Exchange, 5 p.m.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 27: Kansas at Chevy Court tonight

Legendary rockers, Kansas, perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Chevy Court on the grounds of the New York State Fair. The show is free with paid fair admission.

More music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Aviella Winder (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American Dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 12 p.m. McCarthy Family Sing-a-Long (Agriculture Museum)
  • 1 p.m. - Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Aviella Winder (Colonnade Stage)
  • 2 p.m. – Blue Oyster Cult (Chevy Court), Oneonta’s Blue Ribbon Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 3 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building)
  • 4 p.m. – Mahoney Irish Dancers (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village), Lisa’s Dance Academy (New Times Theatre)
  • 5 p.m. – Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Lisa’s Dance Academy (New Times Theatre)
  • 5:30 pm.. - Mahoney Irish Dancers (Colonnade Stage)
  • 6 pm. – Syracuse Gay and Lesbian Chorus (New Times Theatre), Syracuse’s Adirondack Mountain Cloggers (Grange Building), Traditional Native American Dancers (Iroquois Village)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Cheating Intentions (West End Bar and Grille)
  • 7 p.m. – Odessa Ukrainian Dancers (Colonnade Stage), Double Take (Dairy Products Building), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 8 p.m. – Jeff Dunham (Mohegan Sun Grandstand), Kansas (Chevy Court), J Project (Pan African Village), Syracuse’s Adirondack Mountain Cloggers (Grange Building)

Also today
  • Skaneateles Festival: Liadov Eight Russian Folksongs, Op. 58 Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in B-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Shostakovich String Quartet No, 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117, with Spencer Myer, piano; Sylvan Winds (Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Kathy Halvorson , oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Erik Holtje, bassoon; Nancy Billmann, horn); The Ying Quartet (Frank Huang and Janet Ying, violin; Philip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello) at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles) - 8 p.m.
  • Skaneateles Community Band at Clift Park, Skaneateles (7 p.m.)
  • The Big Break Battle of the Bands with Snake Oli Salesman, Forever Falling, A Couple Strangers, Enya Eye and Sports at The Westcott Theater, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
  • Marcia Rutledge at Westcott Community Center, Syracuse (7 p.m.)

More music at the fair
  • 11 a.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
  • 1 p.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Hot Country Liners (Colonnade Stage), Mike O’Malley from Glee (Time Warner Booth)
  • 2 p.m. – En Vogue (Chevy Court), Rochester’s Lakeside Country Cloggers (Grange Building)
  • 3 p.m. – Johnston School of Irish Dancers (New Times Theatre), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
  • 4 p.m. – Los Vega (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 5 p.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
  • 5:30 pm.. - Los Vega (Colonnade Stage)
  • 6 pm. – Dance Lovers of CNY (New Times Theatre), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building), Dave Hawthorn and Nick Gravelding at Anthony’s 19th Hole
  • 6:30 p.m. – Soul Risin’ (West End Bar and Grille)
  • 7 p.m. - Los Vega (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Aerosmith (Mohegan Sun Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m. – Kool and the Gang (Chevy Court), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Granger Building)
  • 8:30 p.m. - Grupo Son Boricua (Pan-African Village)
  • 9 p.m. - Henry Rosado (Pan-African Village)
  • Dusk – Fireworks show presented by Gianelli Sausage
Also today
  • Skaneateles Festival: Saint-Saens “Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs,” Op. 79 Schnittke Piano Quintet (1976); Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 withElinor Freer, piano; Spencer Myer, piano; Sylvan Winds (Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Kathy Halvorson , oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Erik Holtje, bassoon; Nancy Billmann, horn); The Ying Quartet (Frank Huang and Janet Ying, violin; Philip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello) at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles) - 8 p.m.
  • Lou Nocilly & Jazzitude at Clifford Field, Auburn (6:30 p.m.)
  • Concert Series with Frostbit Blue and Doc Apple at EconoLodge Riverfront, Oswsego (6 p.m.)
  • Jazz In The City with Urban Jazz Collection at 600 Block of N. Salina Street, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
  • George Jones at Turning Stone Resort and Casino)  (8 p.m.)

At the clubs
  • Anthony’s 19th Hole (NYS Fair) – Dave Hawthorn, 5 p.m.
  • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with Rob Orioli, 9 p.m.
  • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnels Parkway, Cicero) – Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 7 p.m.
  • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) – Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 5 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Jam Factor
  • Econo Lodge (First St., Oswego) – F5, 5 p.m.
  • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
  • G.S. Steamers (71 E. First St., Oswego) – Frostbit Blue, 9 p.m.
  • Hardware Café (Main St., Fair Haven) – Damdog, 6 p.m.
  • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) – Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
  • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Michael Crissan, 6:30 p.m.
  • Leopard Lounge (Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona) – Letizia, 9 p.m.
  • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark All Stars, 9 p.m.
  • Parker's Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) – Elephantshoes, 8 p.m.
  • Phoebe’s Restaurant (900 E. Genesee St.) - Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 8 p.m.
  • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) – Mojo, 6 p.m.
  • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) - Mark Macri, 7 p.m.
  • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - El Kabong, 8 p.m.
  • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
  • Tinker's Guild (78 Franklin St., Auburn) - Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 8 p.m.
  • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
  • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.
  • Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) - Dan Elliott and Rob Modugno, 7 p.m.

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    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Thursday, August 26: Aerosmith opens New York State Fair tonight

    The New York State Fair gets underway today and along with exhibits, rides and great food, there's plenty of live entertainment all day, every day. Aerosmith kicks off the Mohegan Sun Grandstand series at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are &84 and $94.

    More music at the fair
    • 11 a.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
    • 1 p.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building), Hot Country Liners (Colonnade Stage), Mike O’Malley from Glee (Time Warner Booth)
    • 2 p.m. – En Vogue (Chevy Court), Rochester’s Lakeside Country Cloggers (Grange Building)
    • 3 p.m. – Johnston School of Irish Dancers (New Times Theatre), Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
    • 4 p.m. – Los Vega (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
    • 5 p.m. - Howie Bartolo (Dairy Products Building)
    • 5:30 pm.. - Los Vega (Colonnade Stage)
    • 6 pm. – Dance Lovers of CNY (New Times Theatre), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Grange Building), Dave Hawthorn and Nick Gravelding at Anthony’s 19th Hole
    • 6:30 p.m. – Soul Risin’ (West End Bar and Grille)
    • 7 p.m. - Los Vega (Colonnade Stage), Traditional Native American dancing (Iroquois Village)
    • 7:30 p.m. – Aerosmith (Mohegan Sun Grandstand)
    • 8 p.m. – Kool and the Gang (Chevy Court), Jordan’s Erie Canal Cloggers (Granger Building)
    • 8:30 p.m. - Grupo Son Boricua (Pan-African Village)
    • 9 p.m. - Henry Rosado (Pan-African Village)
    • Dusk – Fireworks show presented by Gianelli Sausage
    Also today
    • Skaneateles Festival: Saint-Saens “Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs,” Op. 79 Schnittke Piano Quintet (1976); Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 withElinor Freer, piano; Spencer Myer, piano; Sylvan Winds (Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Kathy Halvorson , oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Erik Holtje, bassoon; Nancy Billmann, horn); The Ying Quartet (Frank Huang and Janet Ying, violin; Philip Ying, viola; David Ying, cello) at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles) - 8 p.m.
    • Lou Nocilly & Jazzitude at Clifford Field, Auburn (6:30 p.m.)
    • Concert Series with Frostbit Blue and Doc Apple at EconoLodge Riverfront, Oswego (6 p.m.)
    • Jazz In The City with Urban Jazz Collection at 600 Block of N. Salina Street, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • The Jam Bones at Syracuse Regional Market (2100 Park St.) at 4 p.m.
    • George Jones at Turning Stone Resort and Casino)  (8 p.m.)

    At the clubs
    • Anthony’s 19th Hole (NYS Fair) – Dave Hawthorn, 5 p.m.
    • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with Rob Orioli, 9 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnels Parkway, Cicero) – Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 7 p.m.
    • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) – Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 5 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Jam Factor
    • Econo Lodge (First St., Oswego) – F5, 5 p.m.
    • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
    • G.S. Steamers (71 E. First St., Oswego) – Frostbit Blue, 9 p.m.
    • Hardware Café (Main St., Fair Haven) – Damdog, 6 p.m.
    • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) – Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
    • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Michael Crissan, 6:30 p.m.
    • Leopard Lounge (Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona) – Letizia, 9 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark All Stars, 9 p.m.
    • Parker's Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) – Elephantshoes, 8 p.m.
    • Phoebe’s Restaurant (900 E. Genesee St.) - Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 8 p.m.
    • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) – Mojo, 6 p.m.
    • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) - Mark Macri, 7 p.m.
    • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - El Kabong, 8 p.m.
    • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
    • Tinker's Guild (78 Franklin St., Auburn) - Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 8 p.m.
    • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
    • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) - Dan Elliott and Rob Modugno, 7 p.m.

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    Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Wednesday, August 25: Stevie Nicks at Turning Stone tonight

    Stevie Nicks returns to CNY tonight for an 8 p.m. show at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Tickets are $80, $90, and $100.


    Also today
    • The DeSantis Orchestra at Lonergan Park, North Syracuse (6 p.m.)
    • Better Than Bowling at the Village of Manlius Amphitheater, 1 Arkie Albanese Drive, Manlius (6:30 p.m.)
    • Ghost Riders at the Village Park Grandstand, Main Street, Sylvan Beach (7 p.m.)
    • Alan Taylor & Friends at Johnson Park, Liverpool (7 p.m.)
    • Paul Taylor at Cazenovia Park, Route 20, Cazenovia (6 p.m.)
    • Moondance at Market Street Park, Auburn (6 p.m.)
    • Tiffany Summer Concert Series with Emmanuel Ferrara at Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn (noon)
    • Party On The Patio with The Noisy Boys at Meghan MacMurphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Liverpool (5 p.m.)
    • Skaneateles Festival: Workshops for music students with Sylvan Winds (Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Kathy Halvorson, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Erik Holtje, bassoon; Nancy Billmann, horn) and Elinor Freer, piano at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles), 11 a.m.; Free community concert with Sylvan Winds (Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Kathy Halvorson , oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Erik Holtje, bassoon; Nancy Billmann, horn.) at Anyela's Vineyard, 5:30 p.m.

    At the clubs
    • Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar 17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Ron Spencer Band, 7 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonells Parkway, Cicero) - Mark Macri, 6 p.m.
    • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) – Tommy Barr, 7 p.m.
    • Dewittshire Tavern (3010 Erie Blvd. E.) - Open Mike with Bob Holz and Gravy Dangerfield, 9 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Los Blancos, 9 p.m.
    • Half Penny Pub (321 W. Fayette St.) - Gary Haydu, 6 p.m.
    • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Just Joe, 7 p.m.
    • Laci’s Burger Joint (2700 James St.) – Damdog, 5 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Rocky Horror Picture Show , 9:30 p.m.
    • Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Rd.) – Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
    • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Kat Tale, 5 p.m.
    • ShamRocks Rock & Roll Irish Pub (109 E. Taft Road, North Syracuse) - Tony Marsala and Corey Paige, 9 p.m.
    • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 5 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Open Mike with Big D, 9 p.m.
    • Siena Restaurant (5633 W. Genesee St., Camillus) - Colin Aberdeen, 5:30 p.m.
    • Suzy’s Tavern (346 W. Genesee St., Auburn) – Larry and Jen Jedik, 6 p.m.
    • Syracuse Suds Factory (320 S. Clinton St.) – John Spillett Jazz Quartet, 6 p.m.
    • Woody’s Jerkwater Pub (2811 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) – Dave Hawthorn, 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Tuesday, August 24: Pat Benetar at Turning Stone tonight

    Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo (Adam Rountree/Getty Images)
    Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform tonight at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-$65.

    Also tonight
    • Mark Doyle & The Maniacs at Hoopes Park, Auburn (6:30 p.m.)
    • LaFayette Community Band at Columbian Presbyterian Church (corner of Routes 11 and 20, LaFayette) as part of LaFayette Outreach. Free-will offering. (7:30 p.m.)
    • Cato and Lavancher at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach)- 6:30
    • Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) - 9 p.m.
    • Dave Hawthorn at Hotch’s (8081 Brewerton Road, Cicero) - 6 p.m.
    • Frank Malfa and Mike Burns at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool)- 6 p.m.
    • Micaroni and Vulcano at Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach)- 6 p.m.
    • Open Mike with Sweet Lou at Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville) - 8:30 p.m.
    • Paul Taylor at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - 6 p.m.
    • Micaroni & Vulcano Duo at Yesterday’s Royal, Sylvan Beach - 6 p.m.

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    Monday, August 23, 2010

    Monday, August 23: Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon in Liverpool

    Matt Chase of Thunder Canyon
    Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon perform tonight in Johnson Park, Liverpool at 7 p.m. as part of the Liverpool is the Place Concert Series. Admission is free.

    Also tonight
    • Sara Evans is at the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $50 and $65.
    • Eddie Fagan performs at Henley Park (State Street, Phoenix) to wrap this year's Summer Concert Series in Phoenix series. Music starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
    • Fall Kick-Off Concert with Tom Townsley and The Backsliders Big Band at Mohawk Valley Community College IT Building, Utica (8 p.m.)
    • Ryan Burdick.at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse) at 6 p.m.
    • Michael Crissan at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
    • F5 at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) at 3:30 p.m.
    • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at the American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) at 6 p.m.
    • Bill Oeinck at O’Connors Main Street Pub (Main Street, Fair Haven) at 6 p.m.
    • John McConnell at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)

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    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    Sunday, August 22: Lots of great events in and around the 'Cuse today

    Letizia and the Z Band at Liverpool Elk's Club
    There are a number of awesome live music events going on today in and around the 'Cuse, including a benefit for Enable of CNY. Here's what's going on:
    • Music Fest to Benefit Cerebral Palsy and Enable of Central New York with Reckless Drivin’ and Letizia and the Z Band at Elks Club #2348. Liverpool (noon to 7 p.m.)
    • WSEN’s Golden Treasures of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser with Kat Tale, The Fab 570 and Gary Dunes Band at Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge, Liverpool (2 to 7 p.m.)
    • Celtic Rock Festival with Eileen Ivers, The Town Pants, Searson, The Elders, Hadrian’s Wall, Tartan Terros, The Grady Girls, Syracuse Irish Sessions, Traonach, Kinlough Academy and more on five stages at Renaissance Festival Grounds, Sterling (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
    • Music On The Erie with Zayne featuring Mary Rose (1 to 4 p.m.) at Spencer Knight Canal Park, Newark (1 p.m.)
    • Fritz's Polka Band  at Sackett's Harbor Concert Series (3 p.m.)
    • Love On The Run Tour with REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Keaton Simon at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua (7 p.m.)
    • Rick Kimball and Lisa Murphy perform at 3 p.m. at Vienna Methodist Church,(State Route 49, Vienna). Donations requested.

    At the clubs
    • Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge (321 South Clinton St.) - Moyuba, 7 p.m.
    • Amber Inn (2424 Otisco Valley Rd., Marietta) – JD and Rollin’ South, 1 p.m.
    • Big Kahuna’s (17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 5 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero) – Jerry Cali, 4 p.m.
    • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.; Southern Comfort, 3:30 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Pale Green Stars, 3 p.m.
    • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Pete McMahon and The Delinquents, 12:30 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) Paul Case Band, 2 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) – Thrifter, Augustine, 2 p.m.
    • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) - Mojo, 5 p.m.
    • Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – F5, 3 p.m.
    • Red Rooster Pub (4018 Jordan Rd., Skaneateles Falls) – Steve Wolf and the Blues Express, 4 p.m.
    • Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Rd., Livepool) – The Fab 570, 2 p.m.; Gary Dunes Band, 5 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Tim Herron, 7 p.m.
    • Skiff’s (37 James St., Alexandria Bay) – Dave Wolever, 3 p.m.; Tuff Luck, 6 p.m.
    • Suzy’s Tavern (346 W. Genesee St., Auburn) – Tuff Luck, 6 p.m.
    • Waterfront Tavern (Brewerton Rd., Brewerton) – Ryan Burdick, 4 p.m.

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    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    Ross the Boss to perform in Syracuse Sept. 9

    Ross the Boss at Bloodstock Open Air 2010 (Photo: Daniel Gray)
    Heavy metal guitarist extraordinaire, Ross the Boss Friedman is bringing his band to Syracuse Sept. 9. The band, which has been touring in Europe, will perform at the Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse).

    Ross started out with New York-based The Dictators in 1973. During a tour with Black Sabbath in 1980 he met bass player Joey DeMaio. Later, the two formed Manowar. Ross recorded six albums with Manowar before leaving the group in 1988.

    He has been touring this summer in Europe with his band. They will perform Sept. 8 in Atlanta at the Prog Power Pre-Party at The Loft.

    Check out the band's performance of "Thor" in Finland Aug. 14.

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    Saturday, August 21: Marshall Tucker Band at the Inner Harbor tonight

    The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at 9 p.m.
    The 7th annual chicken wing festival, now dubbed Wings On The Water, continues at Syracuse's Inner Harbor. Today's entertainment lineup includes Shawn Wilder (3 p.m.), Dirty Church Revival (3:30 p.m.), Dirty Speaker (5 p.m.), Simplelife (6:15 p.m.), Blue Machine (7:30 p.m.) and the Marshall Tucker Band (9 p.m.).

    Also today
    • Skaneateles Festival: Respighi “Ancient Airs and Dances,” Set 1 Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580 Handel “Water Music” (from Suites 1 and 2) Stravinsky “Pulcinella”: Suite with Robert Moody, conductor and the Festival Chamber Orchestra at Brook Farm (7:30 p.m.)
    • Grand Opening with Kevin Minnoe at Riverbend Coffee @ Grant Avenue Auburn Plaza, Auburn (10 a.m.)
    • Boater’s Bash with the Sarah Horner Band at The Cascade Grill On Owasco Lake, Moravia (7 p.m.)
    • Celtic Rock Festival with Eileen Ivers, Causeway Giants, The Town Pants, The Elders, Hadrian’s Wall, The Grady Girls, Syracuse Irish Session, Traonach and others on five stages at Renaissance Festival Grounds, Sterling (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
    • Rock The Lock with About Time Band featuring Sheela Tucker, Papa Joe and more at Lock 24 Park, Fulton (2 p.m.)
    • Josh Gracin at Firemen’s Field Days, Hannibal (7 p.m.), $5 on-site parking
    • Brats N Blondes, Dirty Little Secret and Allergic To Bears at Lost Horizon, Syracuse
    • Queensrycje at Turning Stone Casino Resort Showroom, Verona. Tickets $45-$60
    • Chenango Blues Fest (Noon to 11 p.m.) featuring Marcia Ball, Asamu Johnson Project, John Nemeth, Guitar Shorty and Watermelon Slim at the Chenango County Fairgrounds (East Main Street, Norwich). Tickets are $20 at the gate.
    • The Machine with Lost Marbles at Island Fest music series at Paper Mill Island, (136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville). Tickets $12 at the gate..
    • Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys at Earlville Opera House (18 E. Main St., Earlville). General admission $35, $30 students.
    At the Clubs
    • American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) – Southern Comfort, 7 p.m.
    • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – Gary Dunes Band, 10 p.m.
    • Bistro L’Elephant (238 W. Jefferson St.) – E.S.P., 7 p.m.
    • Bonnie Castle Resort (Holland St., Alexandria Bay) – JD and Rollin’ South, 12 p.m.
    • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Dave Hawthorn, 9 p.m.
    • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – George Leija, 7 p.m.
    • The Cascades Grill (2846 Firelane One, Moravia) – Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 7 p.m.
    • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 6 p.m.
    • Cavallo’s (Genesee St., New Hartford) - Over the Top, 10 p.m.
    • Cedar House (813 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Stevie Wolf and the Blues Express, 9 p.m.
    • Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar (6805 Main St., Redcreek) – Johnny Rage, 9:30 p.m.
    • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Wendy Ramsay, 7:30 p.m.
    • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Timeline, 8 p.m.
    • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – The Billionaires, 9 p.m.
    • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Hendry, 8:30 p.m.
    • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Grime, Blackout, The Modells, 3 p.m.; Couple of Strangers, One Room, Wishpool, Hellfish, 9 p.m.
    • Georgetown Inn (Route 80, Georgetown) - Headin’ South, 9 p.m.
    • Green Gate (2 Genesee St., Camillus) - Don Hook, 9 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - Los Blancos, 7 p.m.
    • Ithaca Ale House (111 N. Aurora St., Ithaca) - The Smoking Loons, 10:30 p.m.
    • Kasoag Lake Inn (Route 30, Williamstown) - Dark Hollow, 9:30 p.m.
    • King Arthur's Pub (7 W. Bridge St., Oswego) – Damdog, 8 p.m.
    • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - S.O.S., 9 p.m.
    • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Chief Big Way, 6 p.m.
    • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – The Scoundrels, 9 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 9:30 p.m.
    • Nick’s Club (266 Route 48, Fulton) – Just Joe, 1 p.m.
    • O’Toole’s (113 Osborne St., Auburn) - Honky Tonk Hindooz, 9 p.m.
    • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 6 p.m.; The Barndogs, 10 p.m.
    • Paddock Club (1 Paddock Arcade, Watertown) - Mojo, 9 p.m.
    • Panini’s in the Park (7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville) - Ryan Burdick, 6 p.m.
    • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Brian Alexander, 2 p.m.; The Beadle Brothers , 7 p.m.
    • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 9:30 p.m.
    • Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave., Solvay) - Group Therapy, 9 p.m.
    • Pricker Bush (3642 County Route 57, Oswego) - Dave Wolever, 9 p.m.
    • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Bill Oeinck, 7:30 p.m.
    • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) - Paul Taylor, 6:30 p.m.
    • The Retreat (308 Vine St., Liverpool) - Elephantshoes, 7 p.m.
    • River Rock Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix) – Fabulous Locknutz, 9 p.m.
    • ShamROCKS! Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 East Taft Road, North Syracuse) – Catastrophe Me, 9:30 p.m.
    • Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill (318 E. Fayette St.) – The Brethren, 9 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Soul Risin’, 9 p.m.
    • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Papa Joe, 3 p.m.; Mike Estep Band, 7 p.m.
    • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – T.J. Sacco and the Electric Rodeo, 8 p.m.
    • Wander Inn (County Rte. 23, Constantia) - Shotgun Sunday, 9 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Sharp Dressed Penguins, 9:30 p.m.

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    Friday, August 20, 2010

    Friday, August 20: Wings on the Water kicks off tonight

    The 7th annual chicken wing festival, now dubbed Wings On The Water, kicks off at 4 p.m. at Syracuse's Inner Harbor. Today's entertainment lineup includes 3 Inch Fury (5 p.m.), Candid (6:45 p.m.), One Hard Krank (8 p.m.) and Under The Gun (9:30 p.m.). Admission is free. The festival runs through Saturday, culminating in and appearance by the Marshall Tucker Band.

    Also today
    • Skaneateles Community Band at Clift Park, Skaneateles (7 p.m.)
    • Frostbit Blue featuring Nick Gravelding & Dave Hawthorn at Firemen’s Field Days, Hannibal (7 p.m.)
    • Hanover Squares with host Bruno Schirripa at 7 p.m. in Syracuse's Hanover Square.
    • Richard Smith and Loren Barrigar at Jazz Central, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • Gracious Sakes Alive at Westcott Theater, Syracuse
    • Counterpursuit, Papership, Enyu Eye and the Black Lockets at Lost Horizon, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • Skaneateles Festival: Featuring Debra Nagy, oboe and recorder; Julie Andrijeski, concertmaster; Boel Gidholm, violin; Daniel Elyar, viola; David Morris, cello and viol; Heather Miller Lardin, violin; David Yearsley, harpsichord at First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles (8 p.m.)
    • Mark Zane & Friends at Onativia Church, LaFayette (7 p.m.)

    At the Clubs
    • American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) – Bob Sherman, 7 p.m.
    • Asil's Pub, 220 Chapel Dr., Camillus) - Neverly Brothers Band, 9 p.m.
    • The Blarney Stone (28 S. Broad St., Norwich) – Los Blancos, 10 p.m.
    • Bonnie Castle Resort (Holland St., Alexandria Bay) – JD and Rollin’ South, 9 p.m.
    • Brae Loch Inn (2 Albany St., Cazenovia) - Over the Top, 8 p.m.
    • Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.) – Just Joe, 10 p.m.
    • Calypso Cay Restaurant and Bar (11 Dockside Dr., Central Square) – George Leija, 7 p.m.
    • Carnegie Café (Maplewood Hotel, 7th North St. and Buckley Rd.) – Chris Taylor and The Custom Taylor Band, 8 p.m.
    • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Donna Colton, 7:30 p.m.
    • Dominick’s Sports Tavern (234 E. Albany St., Oswego) – Dave Wolever, 9:30 p.m.
    • Drumlins Restaurant (800 Nottingham Rd.) - Jerry Cali, 8 p.m.
    • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Kind of a Big Deal, 10 p.m.
    • Frank’s Country Roadhouse (7119 Minoa-Bridgeport Rd., East Syracuse) – Catastrophe Me, 10 p.m.
    • Funk ‘n Waffles (727 S. Crouse Ave.) – Riddimwise Reggae Band, 7 p.m.
    • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Damdog, 5:30 p.m.; Elevator Death Squad, Knuckle Burn, Capricorn Black, Descending Angel, 9 p.m.
    • Gary’s Pub (111 E. Sixth St., Oswego) - Magical Mystery Tour, 10 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - Mark Macri, 7 p.m.
    • Jake’s Grub and Grog (7 E. River Rd., Brewerton) – Just Joe, 5 p.m.
    • Kelley’s Bar and Restaurant (5076 Velasko Rd.) – Ryan Burdick, 9 p.m.
    • Knoxie’s Pub (Route 20, Pompey) – Raised on Radio, 9 p.m.
    • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - 4 on The Floor with Scotty Trudell, 9:30 p.m.
    • Laci's Burger Joint (2700 James St.) - The Dixieland Project, 5 p.m.
    • Lakeview Lanes (723 Route 3, Fulton) – T.J. Sacco and the Electric Rodeo, 7 p.m.
    • La Vie Boheme Bistro (109 - 111 Madison Street, Oneida) – Open Mike with Woody, 7 p.m.
    • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Sugardaddys, 9 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Smite, Tempter, Hell To Pay, 8 p.m.
    • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – Elephantshoes, 8:30 p.m.
    • Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville) – Born Again Rebels, 8 p.m.
    • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Open Mike with Dan, Tom and Co., 8 p.m.; One Hard Krank, 10 p.m.
    • The Old Boathouse Tavern (1397 State Route 49, Constantia) – Paul Taylor, 8 p.m.
    • Paddock Club (1 Paddock Arcade, Watertown) - Smokin’, 9 p.m.
    • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) - Anthony Joseph Swingtet, 7 p.m.
    • Shenanigan’s Bar and Grill (318 E. Fayette St.) – Gary Haydu, 6 p.m.; Born Again Rebels, 10 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Morris and the Hepcats, 9 p.m.
    • Thunderbird Lanes (7252 State Fair Blvd.) - The Tipphillbillies, 8 p.m.
    • Uno’s Chicago Grill (Town Centre, Fayetteville) - Mark Ballard, 9 p.m.
    • Wise Guys (201 S. Salina St.) – E.S.P., 5 p.m.
    • Woody’s Jerkwater Pub (2811 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) – Chris Terra Band, 6 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – The Billionaires, 9:30 p.m.

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    Thursday, August 19, 2010

    Thursday, August 19: Todd Hobin Band performs at Sharkey's grand opening

    The Todd Hobin Band (Dennis Nett / The Post-Standard)
    The Todd Hobin Band reunites tonight for a special show to celebrate the grand opening of Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge (formerly Hooligan's) at 7240 Oswego Rd., Liverpool. The Original Todd Hobin Band features guitarists Todd Hobin, Doug Moncrief and Bruce Fowler, plus Todd’s brother, Shawn Hobin, on drums and son, Brett Hobin, on bass. Soul Risin' opens the show, which starts at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

    Also today

    • B’ville ‘T’ Party with Kat Tale, Danan Tsan and Under The Gun at Papermill Island, Baldwinsville (6 p.m.)
    • Fritz's Polka Band at Yorkville Park, Yorkville at 6:30 p.m.
    • Skaneateles Festival: Lionheart presents “El Siglo de Oro” Pwith: Lionheart (Lawrence Lipnik, counter tenor; John Olund, Michael Ryan-Wenger, tenors; Jeffrey Johnson, Richard Porterfield, baritones; Kurt-Owen Richards, bass)at St. Mary's of the Lake (81 Jordan St.), 8 p.m.
    • Auburn Civic Band “Celebrates 100 Years” concert at Clifford Field, Auburn (6:30 p.m.)
    • Jam Bake with Kim Fetters & Andy Rudy at Devaney’s Riverside Grill, Weedsport (6:30 p.m.)
    • Songs Of the Erie Canal with David Ruch at Baldwinsville Library, Baldwinsville (7 p.m.)
    • Baldwinsville Community Band at Bullhead Point, Fulton (7 p.m.)
    • Concert Series with The Cortini Brothers and F5 at EconoLodge Riverfront, Osw (6:30 p.m.)
    • Ruby Shooz at Firemen’s Field Days, Hannibal
    • Block Party with Off The Reservation featuring Tiger at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • Jazz In The City with Pucho Brown & His Latin Soul Brothers at Skiddy Park, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • The Horn Dogs at Solvay Field Days (School Field, Solvay), 7 p.m.
    • JD and Rollin’ South at Oswego Farmers Market (Main Street, Oswego), 6 p.m.

    At the clubs
    • Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Camillus) - T.J. Sacco and the Electric Rodeo, 7 p.m.
    • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band with Phil Henry, 9 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnels Parkway, Cicero) – Soul Mine, 7 p.m.
    • Candlelight Bar & Restaurant (380 S. Railroad St., Parish) – The Hellfish, 9 p.m.
    • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) – Flipside, 5 p.m.
    • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
    • G.S. Steamers (71 E. First St., Oswego) – 2 Hour Delay, 9 p.m.
    • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) – Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
    • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Chris Mosley and John Schulte, 6:30 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) - Open Mike with Ronnie Dark All Stars, 9 p.m.
    • O’Malley’s Cabin on the Lake (7938 Route 153, Interlaken) Mark Macri, 6 p.m.
    • Pine Grove (1404 Route 17, Bernhards Bay) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 7 p.m.
    • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) – Damdog, 6 p.m.
    • Riverside Inn (930 S. First St., Fulton) - Fabulous Locknutz, 6 p.m.
    • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - Michael Crissan, 8 p.m.
    • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
    • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
    • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) - Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks, 7 p.m.

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    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Bret Michaels suing over cancelled concert

    The controversy surrounding the August 5 cancellation of the Bret Michaels concert at the Syracuse Regional Market took another interesting twist Wednesday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michaels is suing concert promoter Michael Banks for $5 million for "breaching his contract and exposing him to public contempt and ridicule with allegedly defamatory statements about his schedule."

    According to the report, Michaels claims he wasn't paid two promised deposits and didn't know the show was canceled until he arrived in Syracuse the morning of the show.

    Banks announced the show was canceled the day before, citing a conflict in Michaels' schedule, in reference to a pre-taped appearance on So You Think You Can Dance. Michaels was actually in Elmira performing at Tags the night before the scheduled Syracuse appearance.

    Michaels promised fans he would return to Syracuse November 26 for a show using a different promoter. Tickets for the August show will not be honored for the rescheduled event.

    Banks has promised to refund money paid by those who bought tickets in advance even if he "has to borrow the money." On his Web site, Banks states: "My advisors and I are working towards a plan of solution for this situation. Please check back for details upon its finalization."

    I say good for you, Bret Michaels!

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    Wednesday, August 18: Cobblerockers in Liverpool tonight

    The Cobblerockers perform tonight in Johnson Park, Liverpool as part of the Liverpool is the place concert series. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.

    Also today
    • Tiffany Summer Concert Series with The Stephen Lonsky Family at Willard Memorial Chapel, Auburn (noon)
    • The Barrigar Brothers at Market Street Park, Auburn (6 p.m.)
    • Merry Mischief hosts Open Mic at Baldwinsville Library, Baldwinsville (7 p.m.)
    • Party On The Patio with Primetime at Meghan MacMurphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Liverpool (5 p.m.)
    • Custom Taylor Band at Lonergan Park, North Syracuse (6 p.m.)
    • Gary Dunes Band at Hanlon Park (500 McCool Ave., East Syracuse), 6:30 p.m.
    • Miss E and Dovetail Joint at Concerts in the Park (Geottel Park, Central Square), 6 p.m.
    At the clubs
    • Big Kahuna’s Raw Bar 17 Columbus St., Auburn) - Inside Job, 7 p.m.
    • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) – Tommy Barr, 7 p.m.
    • Daiker's Inn (161 Daiker's Circle, Old Forge) - Michael Crissan, 9:30 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Big D host Open Jam, 9 p.m.
    • Laci’s Burger Joint (2700 James St.) – Mark Zane, 5 p.m.
    • LaFayette Inn (Route 11, LaFayette) - Fully Loaded Band, 6 p.m.
    • Meghan MacMurphy's (7990 Oswego Rd., Liverpool) - Mark Macri, 9 p.m.
    • Morgan’s of Syracuse (329 Fay Rd.) – Paul Taylor, 6 p.m.
    • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – About Time, 5 p.m.
    • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) – Ryan Burdick, 7 p.m.
    • River Rock Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix) - Just Joe, 7 p.m.
    • ShamRocks Rock & Roll Irish Pub (109 E. Taft Road, North Syracuse) - Rebecca Hickman and Rick Smith, 9 p.m.
    • Sheraton University Inn (801 University Ave.) – Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 5 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Open Mike with Big D, 9 p.m.
    • Suzy’s Tavern (346 W. Genesee St., Auburn) – Chief Big Way, 6 p.m.
    • Woody’s Jerkwater Pub (2811 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale) – Dave Hawthorn, 6 p.m.

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    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    Tuesday, August 17: Joe Whiting in Auburn tonight

    Joe Whiting will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Hoopes Park
    The Joe Whiting Band performs at 6:30 p.m. at Hoopes Park, Auburn. Admission is free.

    Also tonight
    • Fritz's Polka Band at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, Farmington (1 p.m.)
    • Gazebo Gatherings with The Barrigar Brothers at Village Bandstand, Weedsport (7 p.m.)
    • 95X Summer Bang” with Saving Abel and Augustine at Papermill Island Amphitheatre, Baldwinsville
    • Cato and Lavancher at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) at 6:30 p.m.
    • Michael Crissan at PJ’s Pub & Grill (Walton Street, Armory Square) at 8 p.m.
    • Dave Hawthorn at Lucy’s Sport Bar, Holiday Inn (6555 Old Collamer Road, East Syracuse) at 7:30 p.m.
    • Pat Hodson at Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) at 6 p.m.
    • The Jam Bones at Nobles Plaza (Route 48, Baldwinsville) at 6 p.m.
    • Just Joe at Gathering Lounge (7871 Oswego Road, Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
    • Mark Macri at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
    • Open Mike with Joe Henson at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) at 7:30 p.m.
    • Open Mike with Sweet Lou at Lock 24 (33 Water St., Baldwinsville) at 8:30 p.m.

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    Monday, August 16, 2010

    Monday, August 16: Soul Mine in Liverpool

    Soul Mine headlines Liverpool is the Place concert
    Soul Mine headlines tonight at Johnson Park in Liverpool as part of the Liverpool is the Place concert series. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.

    Also tonight
    • Miss E at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.)
    • Rick Aviti at Turning Stone Casino Resort Showroom, Verona
    • Nancy Kelly at Hanna Park, Utica (8 p.m.)
    • Tommy Barr at The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) at 7 p.m.
    • Ryan Burdick at Copper Top Tavern (905 N. Main St., North Syracuse) at 6 p.m.
    • George Leija and The Monday Night Band at American Legion, Route 57, Phoenix) at 6 p.m.

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    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    State Fair entertainment calender

    The New York State Fair is right around the corner and there's lots of great entertainment planned for this year's edition. The Mohegan Sun Grandstand and Chevy Court offer well-known national acts, including Aerosmith, Rush, Lady Antebellum, and much more, but there is a lot more music going on at the State Fair than what most people realize and it's all free for the price of fair admission.

    I've put together a calendar of live entertainment events for this year's fair and posted it as a page over on the blog's right rail. Hopefully, you can use it to plan your day at the fair and catch some cool acts that you might not otherwise know about. Enjoy, and have a great time at the great NYS Fair!

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    Sunday, August 15: Reggae for Climate Protection in B'ville today

    Reggae For Climate Protection featuring The Original Wailers, John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Ribblebucket takes place today at the Papermill Island Amphitheater, Baldwinsville.The event starts at 2 p.m. and admission is $25. 

    The Antidote Show

    The three bands that were left out in the cold after the abrupt cancellation of Bret Michaels' show at the Regional Market will be performing today at ShamRocks Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 E. Taft Rd., North Syracuse). The Antidote Show was the idea of Silent Fury's front man, Mick Fury and will be free to anyone with a ticket to the Bret Michaels' show, which was supposed to have taken place Aug. 5. The Feroni Project and Dirty Little Secret will also perform.

    Admission is $10 for those who do not have a ticket and proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association, Bret Michaels' favorite charity. 

    Also today

    • 69th annual Central New York Scottish Games and Celtic Festival at Long Branch Park starting at 9 a.m. Music and dancing from 6-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 seniors, and $4 children 5 to 12.
    • St. Fracis Of Assis Festival with Gary Dunes Band and Paulo & Rocco at St. Francis Of Assisi Parish, Auburn (starts at 11 a.m.)
    • Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon at Taberg Field Days (7 p.m. )
    • Bar-B-Cayuga: Benefit Fundraiser for Cayuga Myseum at Deauville Island Pavilion @ Emerson Park, Auburn (3 p.m.)
    • Syracuse Women In Music (S.W.I.M.): Rockin’ For The Cure for Ovarian Cancer Research in Memory Nancy Marshall with Cato State Street Band, Mojo, Kelly Birtch, About Time, and Dee Weeks and the Hip Replacements. Summer food selections and a cash bar will be available. Admission is $12 at the door and children under 12 are free.(1 p.m.)
    • TK99 Soundcheck Live with Dave Frisina featuring The Shop at Shifty’s, Syracuse (7 p.m.)
    • Jazz Greats @ Glenora with The Rippingtons and Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook at Glenora Wine Cellars Vineyard Stage, Dundee (2 p.m.)
    • Panloco Steel Band at Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, Sodus Point (2 p.m.)
    At the clubs
    • American Legion (Route 31, Cicero) – Dave Hawthorn, 2 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnells Parkway, Cicero) – Dan Elliott Pop Duo, 4 p.m.
    • Castaways (916 Route 37, Brewerton) - Country Castaways with George Leija, 2 p.m.; Southern Comfort, 3:30 p.m.
    • Glenora Wine Cellars (5435 Route 14, Dundee) – Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, 2 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Los Blancos, 7 p.m.
    • Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Quickchange, 1 p.m.
    • The Locker Room (528 Hiawatha Blvd.) – Letizia and the Z Band, noon
    • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) - Two Cycle Theory, 5 p.m.
    • Papa Joe’s (8506 Greig St., Sodus Point) – Smokin’, 4 p.m.
    • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) – Bill Oeinck, 4 p.m.
    • Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Saddletramp, The Hans Device, What If, 2 p.m.
    • Singer’s Karaoke (1345 Milton Ave.) – Karaoke with Daniel Jack, 9 p.m.
    • The Sherwood Inn (26 Genesee St., Skaneateles) – Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 4 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Michael Crissan, 7 p.m.
    • Skiff’s (37 James St., Alexandria Bay) – Dave Wolever, 3 p.m.
    • Singer’s Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave.) - Karaoke with Daniel Jack, 9 p.m.

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    Saturday, August 14, 2010

    Saturday, August 14: Fulton Jazz Fest continues today

    Nancy Kelly takes the stage at 5 p.m.
    The annual Fulton Jazz Festival continues today at William Gillard Drive behind the Fulton War Memorial. The event features great music and performances by local and regional acts. Tonight's performers include Nancy Kelly (5 p.m.),  Melvin Sparks  (6:30 p.m.) and Soul Injection  at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

    Also today
    • Rev & Rock Classic Rock Festival with Changes In Latitudes (Jimmy Buffett tribute), Separate Ways (Journey tribute), Draw The Line (Aerosmith tribute), Hotel California (Eagles tribute) and Frostbit Blue featuring Dave Hawthorn & Nick Gravelding at Oswego Speedway, Oswego (2 to 11 p.m.). Admission is $25.
    • Fritz's Polka Band at Sherrill-Kenwood Community Day (3 p.m.)
    • Skaneateles Festival: Tf3 (aka Time for Three) plays works by Bach, Leonard Cohen, the Beatles, Imogen Heap and others with: Zachary De Pue, violin; Nicolas Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass at Brook Farm, 7:30 p.m.
    • Barenaked Ladies at Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (7:30 p.m.)
    • Tom Petty and Crosby Stills and Nash ( Darien Lake)
    • Irish Day 2010 at Ancient Order Of Hibernians, Auburn (noon to 10 p.m.)
    • Mike Colman at Auburn Public Theater (108 Genesee St., Auburn)
    • Port Byron All-Class Reunion at Yawger Brook Campsite, Aurelius
    • Candlelight Series with Mario DeSantis Orchestra in Armory Square (6:30 p.m.)
    • Kimberley Fraser at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn, Manlius (4 p.m.)
    • Steve Earle at Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta
    At the Clubs
    • American Legion (Route 57, Phoenix) – Marshal Dillon Band, 7 p.m.
    • Association Island RV Resort (15530 Horseshoe Rd., Henderson Harbor) - The Jam Bones, 8 p.m.
    • Badlands Saloon (Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Dave Wolever, 9:30 p.m.
    • The Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Rd., East Syracuse) – About Time Band with Sheela Tucker, 10 p.m.
    • Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay) – The Z-Bones, 9 p.m.
    • CJ's Pub (8902 South Seneca St., Weedsport) - Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy, 9 p.m.
    • The Cascades Grill (2846 Firelane One, Moravia) – Timeline, 7:30 p.m.
    • Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar (6805 Main St., Redcreek) – Smart Alec, 9:30 p.m.
    • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - Wendy Ramsay, 7:30 p.m.
    • Daiker's Inn (161 Daiker's Circle, Old Forge) - Headin’ South, 9 p.m.
    • Dilaj’s (Route 34, Auburn) – Smokin’, 8 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook, 9:30 p.m.
    • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – Kane, 10 p.m.
    • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Emerald City, 9 p.m.
    • Kart Lounge (Route 20, LaFayette) – Born Again Rebels, 9 p.m.
    • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Just Joe, 6 p.m.
    • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Dr.Killdean, 9 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – Wishpool, 9 p.m.
    • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – Stephanie and Andy Rudy, 2:30 p.m.
    • Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus) – Four on the Floor, 9 p.m.; One Hard Krank, 10 p.m.
    • Nothin' Fancy (10 Ruth St., Vernon) – JD and Rollin’ South, 9 p.m.
    • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 6 p.m.; Mojo, 10 p.m.
    • Opus (218 Walton St.) - Secret ‘O’ Life, 10 p.m.
    • Panini’s in the Park (7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville) - Dennen, 6 p.m.
    • Patz on the River (6 E. First St., Oswego) - Damdog, 7 p.m.
    • Pfohl’s Beachhouse (310 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – The Wannabees, 2 p.m.; New York Express, Mercyside V, Andy from Andy and The Classics, 6 p.m.
    • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Mark Zane and Steve Pederson, 9:30 p.m.
    • Pooch’s Sports Bar and Grill (1627 Milton Ave., Solvay) - Chris Lizzi and The R.M.G., 9 p.m.
    • Quaker Steak and Lube (3535 Walter St., Syracuse) – Dave Domicolo and Bill Barlow, 7:30 p.m.
    • River Rock Bar and Grill (8 Bridge St., Phoenix) – Hendry, 9 p.m.
    • Rydolph's Restaurant and Lounge (13430 Route 11, Henderson) - Morris and the Hepcats, 9 p.m.
    • ShamROCKS! Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 East Taft Road, North Syracuse) – Urban Knight Punks, 9:30 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Merit, 9 p.m.
    • Slicker’s (Main St., Old Forge) - Mark Macri, 9 p.m.
    • Spencer's Ali (126 West 2nd St., Oswego) - Magical Mystery Tour, 9:30 p.m.
    • Stoney's (107 S. Main St., Herkimer) - Over the Top, 9 p.m.
    • Suzy’s Tavern (346 W. Genesee St., Auburn) – Gary Dunes Band, 10 p.m.
    • Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon) – Nightshift, 9 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Brass Exchange, 9:30 p.m.

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    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Brewerton woman wins chance to record with Susan Boyle

    I Dreamed A DreamAmber Stassi, 32, of Brewerton got the surprise of her life Thursday when Susan Boyle called to tell her that she'd won a contest to sing a duet on Boyle's upcoming album. Stassi had heard about the contest on the Today show and recorded a video of "Silent Night" in front of an ambulance at TLC Brewerton where she works. Stassi then submitted the video to the contest's YouTube site.

    Boyle, who was runner-up on last season's Britain's Got Talent after her audition video went viral, wanted to give someone else the same opportunity she was give.

    On her Web site Boyle said, “I never thought so many people would want to take part in this, and I want to thank everyone. It was very hard to choose a winner as there are so many talented singers around the world. Amber really stood out for me though. I enjoyed her audition clip very much; she has a lovely, very beautiful voice.”

    Stassi's response is also posted on Boyle's site:

    I can’t believe I just spoke to Susan Boyle, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would win this competition. To receive this gift from Susan is truly a blessing and if I can pass this gift on to someone else who needs it like I did, that would be perfect. We have had some hard times, if my father was here now he would be so proud, I know he’s here in spirit, but this is a chance to give my kids a good memory and maybe a chance at a better life. I can’t believe I spoke with Susan - and that Susan and even Simon Cowell has seen my audition! This is crazy!

    In late August, Stassi will fly to London to record "The Gift" with Boyle. A camera crew from Sony Pictures and Simon Cowell’s Syco TV company have already been to Brewerton to film Stassi and her family.

    Here's the video.

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    Friday, August 13: Fulton Jazz Festival kicks off tonight

    The annual Fulton Jazz Festival kicks off tonight at William Gillard Drive behind the Fulton War Memorial. The event, which runs through Saturday night, features great music and performances by local and regional acts. Tonight's performers include The Cortini Brothers featuring Joanna Jewett and Tommy Ciappa (7:30 pm.), and Atlas at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

    Also today
    • Skaneateles Festival: Composer’s workshop with Paul Moravec at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles) - 11 a.m. (free); Pre-concert event with Paul Moravec and others at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles), 7 p.m. (free); Schubert Notturno in E-flat Major, D. 897, Carl Fruhling Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 40.
      Paul Moravec “Tempest Fantasy” (2002) with readings from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest" with Elinor Freer, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Malcolm Ingram, reader; Trio Solisti (Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano); David Ying, cello at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m.
    • The Skaneateles Community Band at Clift Park, Skaneateles (7 p.m.)
    • Kevin Minnoe at Borders Books @ Carousel Center (6 p.m.)
    • Hip-Hop Summer Night with Tarica June and Mic Larocca at Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.)
    • Salt City Ramblers, Bogstompers and Atlantic Flyways at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn, Manlius (6 p.m.)
    • Dave Hanlon's Cookbook in downtown Cortland (7 p.m.)
    At the Clubs
    • Asil's Pub, 220 Chapel Dr., Camillus) - Johnny Rage, 9 p.m.
    • Black River Ale House (Black River Blvd., Rome) - DJ SugarBear, 10 p.m.
    • The Boat House (1397 St. RD 49, Constantia) - Back Flash, 8 p.m.
    • Brae Loch Inn (2 Albany St., Cazenovia) - Brian McArdell and Mark Westers, 7 p.m.
    • Caddyshack Tavern (402 Old Liverpool Rd.) - DJ Skeet, 10 p.m.
    • Carnegie Café (Maplewood Hotel, 7th North St. and Buckley Rd.) – Los Blancos, 8 p.m.
    • Celtic Harp (805 Varick St., Utica) – Fulton Chain Gang, 8 p.m.
    • Club Surge (136 Franklin St., Watertown) – Augustine, 9 p.m.
    • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) – Dave Wolever, 10 p.m.
    • Colonial Inn (8752 Turrin Rd., Rome) - Patti & The Cruz-ers, 8 p.m.
    • Creekside Books and Coffee (25 Fennell St., Skaneateles) - The Barrigar Brothers, 7:30 p.m.
    • Daiker's Inn (161 Daiker's Circle, Old Forge) - Over the Top, 9 p.m.
    • Dewey’s Third Ward Tavern (39 Bridge St., Seneca Falls) - Dave Hawthorn, 9:30 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) – Tim Herron Corporation, 10 p.m.
    • Edgewater, 2 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) – The Horn Dogs, 9 p.m.
    • Fireside Inn (2345 W. Genesee Rd., Baldwinsville) – Tommy Barr, 6 p.m.
    • Fusion Room (3705 Brewerton Rd., North Syracuse) – Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band, 5:30 p.m.; Square Pegs, 10:30 p.m.
    • The Gatherings at Greek Peak (2000 State Route 392, Cortland) - Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin, 7:30 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) - Michael Crissan, 6 p.m.
    • The Haunt (702 Willow Ave., Ithaca) - The Smoking Loons, 5 p.m.; Donna Colton, 7 p.m.
    • J.P.'s Tavern ( Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) - Chris James Band, 7 p.m.
    • Kelley’s Bar and Restaurant (5076 Velasko Rd.) – Elephantshoes, 9 p.m.
    • Knoxie’s Pub (Route 20, Pompey) – JD and Rollin’ South, 9 p.m.
    • LWB'S Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus) - Fitzy, 8:30 p.m.
    • Lake Como Inn (1297 E.Lake Rd., Cortland) - Raised On Radio, 9 p.m.
    • Lake Effect (7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) – Dark Hollow, 6 p.m.
    • Lakeview Lanes (723 Route 3, Fulton) – Gary Dunes Band, 6 p.m.
    • Limp Lizards (4628 Onondaga Blvd., Geddes) – Sons of the Queen, 9 p.m.
    • Little Sodus Inn (14451 Bell Ave., Fairhaven) - Fabulous Locknutz, 8 p.m.
    • Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale) – F5, 9 p.m.
    • Millstone Restaurant (354 Route 5 W., Elbridge) – Woodstone, 8 p.m.
    • Mohegan Manor (58 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Jimmy Cox, 7 p.m.
    • Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego) - Damdog, 10 p.m.
    • Paddock Club (1 Paddock Arcade, Watertown) - String of Pearls, 9 p.m.
    • Pizza Man's Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville) - Sweet Lou, 10 p.m.
    • Pop-a-Top (105 W. Elm St., Oneida) - Over the Top, 5 p.m.
    • Pricker Bush (3642 County Route 57, Oswego) - Just Joe, 9 p.m.
    • Rain Lounge (218 Franklin St.) – DJ Keene, 10 p.m.
    • ShamROCKS! Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 East Taft Road, North Syracuse) – Brand New Sin, 9:30 p.m.
    • Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.) – Mojo, 9 p.m.
    • Singers’ Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave., Solvay) - Karaoke with DJ Fixx, 6 p.m.; Karaoke with Dr. Fantastic and Mr. Automatic, 9 p.m.
    • Spencer's Ali (126 West 2nd St., Oswego) - Anjela Lynn and Michael Houston, 9:30 p.m.
    • Trapper’s Pizza Pub (5950 Butternut Dr., East Syracuse) – Hendry, 7 p.m.
    • Trapper’s II (101 N. Main St., Minoa) - Now and Then, 5:30 p.m.
    • Valley Brook (8463 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford) – Jimmy Wolf, 10 p.m.
    • Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Rd., Vernon) – Soul Mine, 9 p.m.
    • Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus) – Frank Malfa and Mike Burns, 7:30 p.m.
    • Wise Guys (201 S. Salina St.) – E.S.P., 5 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) – Stroke with Isreal Hagan, 9:30 p.m.

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    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Bands step up to help Bret Michaels' show ticket holders

    Bret Michaels was not the only performer shut out after last week's fiasco at the Regional Market. Three local bands who were to open for Michaels were also left out in the cold. But, rather than to continue to dwell in the negativity of all of this,  these musicians have come up with a creative semi-solution.

    Silent Fury's front man, Mick Fury, along with members of The Feroni Project and Dirty Little Secret will be performing Sunday at ShamRocks Rock and Roll Irish Pub (109 E. Taft Rd., North Syracuse) in a show dubbed The Antidote show.

    Admission is free for anyone with a ticket to the Bret Michaels show and $10 for everyone else. Proceed from the show will go to the American Diabetes Association, Bret Michaels' favorite charity.

    In a statement on his Web site, Mick Fury explains:

    I (Mick) feel horrible about what happened with the Bret Michaels show, and I wanna do my best to make it up to you all... So whether you bought tickets from the promoter, myself, or any of the bands, please come down and enjoy some music.

    In addition, all Silent Fury merchandise will be on sale for half price. 


    As for refunds for the Aug. 5 show, promoter Michael Banks is promising that he'll do whatever it takes to get people their money back, even if he has to borrow it.

    Fans of Asia, who was to perform this past Thursday at the market will have an opportunity to see them Saturday in Rochester at the Main Street Armory. Admission is free with a donation of a can of food for the Rochester food bank. Ths show starts at 7 p.m.

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    Thursday, August 12: Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard at Turning Stone

    American Idol 2 winner, Ruben Studdard, and runner-up, Clay Aiken, bring their "Timeless" tour to the Showroom at Turning Stone Resort and Casino tonight. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60, $65, and $75.

    Also tonight
    • Skaneateles Festival: Composer’s workshop with Paul Moravec at First Presbyterian Church (97 E. Genesee Street Skaneateles) - 11 a.m. (free); Pre-concert event with Paul Moravec and others at First Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m. (free); "Donhany: Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10," with Trio Solisti (Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano) and Philip Ying, viola, 8 p.m.
    • 3 Inch Fury headlines the B-Ville T-Party at Papermill Island in Baldwinsville. Grind opens the show, which starts at 6 p.m. and there's a $3 admission charge (over 21, $5 under)
    • Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon is at Higinbotham Park, Oneida at 6 p.m. 
    • Timeline is at Lakeland Park, Cazenovia for a free concert starting at 6 p.m.
    • The Jam Bones at Oswego Farmers Market (First Avenue, Oswego) at 6 p.m.
    • Southern Comfort at Canastota Amphitheater (South Peterboro Street, Canastota) at 6:30 p.m.
    • The Common Taters at Casey Park, Auburn
    • Concert Series with Los Blancos and Two Hour Delay at GS Steamers Wharfside, Oswego (6 p.m.)
    • Jazz In The City with Jackien Hoyner & His L.A. Band at Cummings Field in Eastwood (7 p.m.)
    • Lisa Bigwood & The Washday Band and The McDowell-Mettler Trio at Village Green, Hamilton (6:30 p.m.)
    • Yo-Yo Ma headlines at Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
    At the clubs
    • Badlands Saloon (Syracuse St., Baldwinsville) - Dave Hawthorn, 9:30 p.m.
    • Bitterman's, Pine Grove Country Club (4050 Milton Ave., Camillus) - Michael Crissan, 7 p.m.
    • Bluewater Grill (11 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles) - Tumbleweed Jones Band, 9 p.m.
    • Borio’s Restaurant (8891 McDonnels Parkway, Cicero) – Letizia and The Z Band, 7 p.m.
    • Caddyshack Tavern (402 Old Liverpool Rd., Liverpool) - DJ Skeet, 10 p.m.
    • Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub (100 S. Lowell Ave.) – Dave Hawthorn, 10 p.m.
    • Cross Lake Marina Restaurant (Jordan Rd., Cato) – Elephant Shoes, 5 p.m.
    • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 W. Willow St.) - Phil Petroff and Natural Fact
    • Empire Brewing Company (120 Walton St.) – Just Joe, 10:30 p.m.
    • Georgetown Inn (Route 80, Georgetown) – Quickchange, 7 p.m.
    • Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach) – Level 2, 7 p.m.
    • Kitty Hoyne’s (301 W. Fayette St.) – Ryan Burdick, 8 p.m.
    • Kosta’s Bar and Grill (105 Grant Ave., Auburn) – Sarah Horner and Greg Carroll, 6:30 p.m.
    • Lost Horizon (5863 Thompson Road) - White Picket Fence, 7 p.m.
    • Parker's Grill (129 Genesee St., Auburn) – Chris Mosley and John Schulte, 8 p.m.
    • Raging River BBQ (7B Birdie Square, Oswego) – Over the Top, 6 p.m.
    • The Retreat (302 Vine St., Liverpool) - Mark Macri, 7 p.m.
    • Riverside Inn (930 S. First St., Fulton) - Patti and The Cruz-ers, 6 p.m.
    • Shenanigans Bar and Grill (318 E. Fayette St.) – Karaoke with Chad the Entertainer, 10 p.m.
    • Shifty's (1401 Burnet Ave.) - The FabCats , 8 p.m.
    • Singer's Karaoke Club (1345 Milton Ave.) – Karaoke with DJ Octane, 9 p.m.
    • Tavern on the Lock (24 S. First St., Fulton) - Joe Donelan, 6 p.m.
    • Tinker's Guild (78 Franklin St., Auburn) - Donna Colton, 8 p.m.
    • Union Hotel (8198 Bridgeport-Kirkville Rd., Bridgeport) - Chris James Band, 8 p.m.
    • Waterfront Tavern Deck (Route 11, Brewerton) – George Leija, 5 p.m.
    • Western Ranch Motor Inn (1255 State Fair Blvd.) – Tommy Barr, 6:30 p.m.
    • Yesterday’s Royal (15 Canal St., Sylvan Beach) - Soul Traders, 7 p.m.

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